WordCity Monthly, December 2020 Issue #4


Letter from the Editor, Darcie Friesen Hossack There is not a particle of life that does not bear poetry within it.-Gustave Flaubert When we decided to create an Autumn and Winter Holiday-themed issue of WordCity for December, we had hoped to gather together a celebration of as many religious, cultural and seasonal offerings as possible. … Continue reading WordCity Monthly, December 2020 Issue #4

Opal Jewelry and Beckoning Bread by Lydia Renfro, WordCity Monthly Dec2020 Issue4


Opal Jewelry and Beckoning Bread For Nana   She was old, at least As if that won’t be us tomorrow. As if life continues on forever and doesn’t snap shut— a screen door while you’re still on the threshold.   She wasn’t in her right mind As if the times she watered tulips or mixed … Continue reading Opal Jewelry and Beckoning Bread by Lydia Renfro, WordCity Monthly Dec2020 Issue4

Poetry by Lydia Renfro, WordCity Monthly Nov2020 Issue3


Lydia Renfro Thanksgiving I’m set to go, here at last. Pack up my beleaguered brain, fill myself with glories of going home. Just as my ancestors, I’m starting in the east coldhearted and coast-lonely, to cross fields and plains, come up again to that mountain. I will find my people inside, all coffee and dominoes, … Continue reading Poetry by Lydia Renfro, WordCity Monthly Nov2020 Issue3